SCENE 1 - INT. APARTMENT - DAY
Behind them, the superintendent and his wife also push their
(to the superintendent and the
Wait Outside please.
onlookers back out through the door.
(to the superintendent, pointing to
a pile of mail)
What’s the date of the last letter?
The 16th from what I can see...
(to the fire officer)
Can you try?
While the firemen go to work on the door, the plain-clothes
where he also opens up the windows...
The door is open.
police officer and the janitor.
...no as far as I know. During the
whole time, they had a nurse, but
her. My wife has been...
curtains billow into the room.
(to the firemen who are now curious
enough to come and stand by the
Did you open the windows?
placed against the back wall of the bedroom. On the right-
hand bed, there’s only the bare mattress. On the left-hand
ANNE, both are around eighty, are part of this crowd. They go
lights go out. APPLAUSE.
Off-screen, we hear the soloist make his entrance. THROATS
soloist is female, they will be carrying flowers, like most
of the others).
visibly glad to see them.
SCENE 5 - INT. BUS - NIGHT
Synopsis: Retired music teachers Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) have spent their lives devoted to their careers and to each other. Their relationship faces its greatest challenge when Anne suffers a debilitating stroke. Though Georges himself suffers from the aches and infirmities of old age, he bravely ignores his own discomfort to take care of his wife, and is determined to keep his promise to her that she never go back to the hospital.